Title

Addressing Well-being and Adjustment to College: Examining the Impact of a First- Year Outdoor Orientation Program

Comments

Mentor: Dr. Eddie Hill
Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies

Description/Abstract

The current study sought to examine the impact of an outdoor university orientation program on participants’ level of resilience, mental health and institutional attachment. These are all areas of interest in young adults successful transition to college and retention. By understanding these impacts outdoor orientation program facilitators can better position themselves with university administrators. A mixed method approach was used to assess the impact of a first-year orientation program.

Presentation Type

Event

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

2-18-2017 8:00 AM

End Date

2-18-2017 12:30 PM

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Addressing Well-being and Adjustment to College: Examining the Impact of a First- Year Outdoor Orientation Program

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

The current study sought to examine the impact of an outdoor university orientation program on participants’ level of resilience, mental health and institutional attachment. These are all areas of interest in young adults successful transition to college and retention. By understanding these impacts outdoor orientation program facilitators can better position themselves with university administrators. A mixed method approach was used to assess the impact of a first-year orientation program.